DIY homemade masks are not going to give you the protection a meidal (n95) masks will. They will however provide you with helping slow the spread of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC recommends the Cloth Face Coverings (masks) “fit comfortably but snugly, have multiple layers of fabric, allow for breathing without restriction and be made for washing and drying without damage or changing shape”. See all their recommendations Here for keeping them clean, safely removing them and more. They also provide information of what materials will be needed and a tutorial to make a homemade mask.
Here are some other places that offer DIY homemade mask tutorials and patterns.
DIY Face Mask with Elastic in 10 minutes – Sewing Tutorial
Melanie Ham shows you an easy way to make a mask using elastic.
Melanie shows you how to make a DIY Face Mask with Ties, Fitted Nose and Filter Pocket
Want to volunteer?
Joann Fabrics is asking volunteers to help support our Country’s Medial Personal and their goal is to have 100,000,000 million masks donated. Today the number of masks donated is 33,213,645, wouldn’t be great to see them reach their goal! Get the information here is you would like to contribute.
Free Mask Sewing Pattern from Craft Passion
Very helpful instructions with step by step photos, a video tutorial and printable patterns. Scroll down to the photo of the family wearing the face masks to see the list in red for Men, Women/Teenagers, Kids, with 3 options for for download. Hint: You could just print and cut out the patterns and use your copy paper and pins instead of the freezer paper.
Get the pattern and DIY instructions Here
Stay home, wash your hands and please implement social distancing to help avoid the spread of the COVID-19